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Got a Problem? Odds Against You?  Call The Equalizer, Again

Got a Problem? Odds Against You? Call The Equalizer, Again

The Equalizer was one of our favorite TV dramas in the 1980s. It had the superb British actor Edward Woodward playing Robert McCall, a former secret agent who was out to right the wrongs for people who answered his tiny newspaper ad — “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” He was not […]

Makeovers That Matter: Michael John (MJ) Derricott

Makeovers That Matter: Michael John (MJ) Derricott

Ever have an in-depth phone conversation with someone before you meet them and know they are a special breed of human? That was the case with Michael John (MJ) Derricott. It’s more important for him to make a Cinderella from a struggling unknown (complimentary) than collect some bucks from privileged clients. After attending an awards […]

Jilin Orchestra Celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in Los Angeles with Thousands Attending

Jilin Orchestra Celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in Los Angeles with Thousands Attending

From Jilin with a breeze of culture! In early autumn, 2014, “Across the Pacific Ocean — Culture Week of Jilin, China” was presented to an American audience from September 7th through 13th in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Jilin provincial government and Los Angeles County, and promoted by GE. Jilin Culture Delegation, led […]

A Great Year for Actor David DeSantos, a Craftsman of the Profession

A Great Year for Actor David DeSantos, a Craftsman of the Profession

David DeSantos has had a bundle of good projects that any actor would envy, but this has been an especially great year. He has gotten attention for his role on Showtime’s acclaimed Ray Donovan series, as Ann-Margret’s lover Carlos, plus he has the inspiring summer sports movie When the Game Stands Tall. This lightning bolt […]

When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall Runtime 117 minutes. OK for children. This cliché-ridden biopic of high school coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Cavaiezel) and how his 2004 team coped with the ending of De La Salle’s (a small school just outside of Oakland) 151 game winning streak is so preachy it robs itself of entertainment value. […]

George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House

George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House

Sunday, Sept. 7th, CART Radio Presents a special one hundredth birthday kick off for Norman Lloyd!

The Notebook

The Notebook

The Notebook Runtime 104 minutes. Not for children. As World War II is drawing to a violent end, Mother (Gyöngyvér Bognár) and Father (Ulrich Matthes), a Hungarian soldier home on leave for a few days, for the safety of their twin sons (played by András and László Gyémán who remain unnamed throughout the film) deliver […]

CART Radio Presents a Special One Hundredth Birthday Kick-OFF for Norman Lloyd

Sunday, Sept. 7th at the Beverly Garland Hotel, located at 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, CART Radio will present a special One Hundredth Birthday Kick-OFF for American actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd! He will play the star role of Captain Shotover in George Bernard Shaw’s comedy, Heartbreak House. Both the play and Norman Lloyd, (St. Elsewhere, […]

Into the Storm

Into the Storm

Into the Storm Runtime 89 minutes. OK for children. In late April of 1974 I was in St. Thomas on business. I had a flight to Knoxville, where I had an office, the next day, but the wind was blowing a gale and I thought it would be wise to fly to Knoxville immediately. So […]

The Face of Jizo

The Face of Jizo

By Natasha Lewin August 6th marked the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped on Japan.  Nicknamed the “Little Boy,” the nuclear blast killed over 140,000 people in Hiroshima and left behind a devastated city. Contemporary Japanese playwright, Hisashi Inoue, explores the topic of survivors’ guilt with his drama about moving on after […]